Junior and Young Riders

Safeguarding

All young people under 18yo require special consideration and care.
Endurance GB takes this very seriously
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For  a young person to enter any ride run by EGB we will need:

  • their parent's/guardian's consent for them to ride on the entry form
  • the contact details and address of the parent/guardian on the entry form
  • a parental consent form in an envelope for the Ride Secretary to hold for the duration of the event

A consent form may be downloaded here
Photo by Jessica Minett

 

Junior Riders

A Junior rider is aged between 8years old and 13years old.
As a member of EGB, Juniors may participate in all EGB activities at member rates except where there is an age restriction.
Junior members are not eligible to vote at the AGM or in elections for Board Members.
Junior riders may not compete at distances in excess of 50km, until they have reached their 11th birthday.

 

Junior Riders with a 14th birthday in the coming season must elect to join/ride as a ‘Junior’ or a ‘Young Rider’.

Any riders under 18 must bring with them a parental consent form signed by their parent or other adult with parental responsibility for them.

Junior riders must be accompanied by a nominated mounted adult (18 years old or over) until they have reached their 13th birthday. An adult may accompany no more than two junior riders. All adults accompanying junior riders who have not attained their 13th birthday must sign the entry form consenting acceptance of the responsibility.

In the event of the accompanying adult having to withdraw or retire from the ride, the junior rider must also withdraw unless responsibility for the junior rider can be transferred to another suitable adult. In such a scenario, a transfer of responsibility form must be completed and signed by their parent or other adult with parental responsibility for them. Transfer of responsibility forms are available from the Endurance GB website and the Endurance GB office.

Junior riders may not compete at distances in excess of 50km until they have reached their 11th birthday.

Junior riders may enter Pleasure Rides and Graded Endurance Rides but not Competitive Endurance Rides.

Whenever possible, unaccompanied young riders will be sent out near the start of each class.


 

Young Riders

Young Riders are aged 14yo to 21yo inclusive.
Young riders with a 22nd birthday in the coming season must elect to join as a Young Rider or a Senior Rider. 

Young riders aged 14yo or over who are full members of EGB can vote at the AGM
Young riders aged 16yo or over who are full members of EGB are eligible to vote at Group Annual meetings and join the Group committee.
Young riders aged 18yo or over who are full members of EGB are eligible for all EGB activities including voting at the AGM and nomination to the Board of Directors.

Young Riders may compete at novice, open and advanced level according to the qualification of the horse and rider.
Young riders may enter CERs subject to the horse and rider being qualified.

Young Riders do not need to be accompanied by an adult however they may not accompany a junior unless they are 18years or over. Any riders under 18 must bring with them a parental consent form signed by their parent or other adult with parental responsibility for them.